Good to know about the Collegiate. One of the saddles that I found out will work for Nelson's back shape is the Collegiate Convertible.....ah, but I forgot what model it was that he said.....lol.
He also said HDR's would work great for him *gag* but I cannot stand those saddles and their lack of quallity.
He said the Stubben Roxanne would work, but I can't afford those even at used prices.
I am with you on the price range - I am at $500 to spend, and that's it.